Arasan Eye Hospital was established in Erode in the year 1997. It had a modest beginning in rented premises. But from the beginning, the aim was to cater to all segments of society. Every week, free eye camps were conducted for the benefit of the rural community. Fellowship training for young doctors were also offered right from inception.
A separate charitable wing, Save Sight Foundation was established in the year 2000 to streamline the outreach activity. In 2001, Arasan Eye Bank was founded. Arasan obtained accredition by Bharathiar University for Nursing school. National Board of Examinations accredited Arasan for DNB (Ophthalmology). Arasan is the only institution in Erode accredited by NBE.
Arasan is a full-service tertiary eye care centre with specialties like cataract, glaucoma, retina, paediatric ophthalmology, orbit, and oculoplasty. It has a 24/7 emergency service for all kinds of Ocular Trauma. It is also a very popular center for aspiring young surgeons for cataract surgery training. More than 600 doctors from both India and abroad have benefited from this program.
The founder Dr. V Panneer Selvam, hails from Madurai and had his schooling there. He had his baptism in Ophthalmology from the legendary founder of Aravind Eye Hospital Dr. G. Venkataswamy. Inspired by Dr. V’s compassion and commitment, Dr. VPS developed Arasan Eye Hospital.